Cross-Currents Forum

4th Cross-Currents Forum

June 23-25, 2015

“Intra-Asian Mobility Past and Present”

Institute of East Asian Studies
University of California, Berkeley
1995 University Avenue, Suite 510
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

List of Participants
Conference Program

The 4th Cross-Currents Forum will bring together an international group of scholars to discuss and question the ways that choice, chance, and circumstance have contributed to intra-Asian mobility in the past and present. The goal of the Forum is to complicate current theoretical understandings of globalization and diaspora (including both displacement and homecomings) and to consider the diverse events and forces that have influenced the movement of people individuals, families, professional groups, and military personnel, among others. Research themes may include, but are not limited to: shipwrecks, trade/commerce and port cities, war, marriage, missionary work, and labor migration. 

Forum panels
(click links to see abstracts)

War, Diaspora, and Border Crossers: 
Chosŏn Korea and Its Neighbors in the Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
The Korean Diaspora in the Colonial and Post-Colonial Eras
The Movement of Intellectuals in and out of Modern East Asia
Mobile Medicines: Body, Health, and Cosmologies across Asia
East Asian Waters in the Chosŏn/Qing Era: The Emergence of a Maritime Order

If you have questions, please contact Keila Diehl (